Courses and programmes

Looking to deepen your knowledge of chemistry? At MMK, you can immerse yourself in one of our two-year masters’ programmes for sustainable or analytical chemistry, or even earn your PhD.

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Master's in Analytical Chemistry

Being able to isolate and analyse the chemicals in a sample - and to interpret the findings – is crucial for determining the health of an environmental system, developing sustainable manufacturing techniques that pollute less, or even which athletes deserve a medal.

The Master's in Analytical Chemistry features:

  • Small class sizes
  • Strong focus on laboratory work
  • Problem-based teaching with real life examples
  • World-class chemists and researchers as teachers

Masters Programme in Analytical Chemistry


Master's in Sustainable Chemistry

Sustainable chemistry is the field that will accelerate and support a shift in industrial production of chemicals, materials and other products towards resource-efficiency with minimal or almost zero pollution. The Master’s program in Sustainable Chemistry will equip you with the knowledge on how to assess chemical syntheses and processing routes. You will gain comprehensive understanding on how to design sustainable materials and chemicals and you will above all learn the fundamentals of green and sustainable chemistry.

The master's in Sustainable Chemistry features:

  • A holistic approach to sustainable and green chemistry issues
  • Emphasis on critical thinking and project management
  • World-class researchers and practitioners as teachers
  • Emphasis on real-life case studies and lab work

Master's Programme in Sustainable Chemistry


PhD Programme

The doctoral programme at MMK corresponds to 4 full-time years of study. There are two parts: course work totaling 60 ECTS and a research project ending in a PhD theses. The thesis is almost always a summary of research presented in a number of scientific journal articles written from your doctoral work.

More information can be found on the page, "Become a reseracher"

"Become a researcher"

How doctoral programmes are different in Sweden

Doctoral students are admitted to specific research projects and groups. The link below shows PhD positions that are currently available and allows you to subscribe to the listings so you can see when positions are announced (2-4 times/year).

PhD Student Positions

Additionally, doctoral students in Sweden are not treated as students, but are actually full university employees, with employee benefits and a salary. This gives you stability and support, allowing you to concentrate on your research.


PhD courses

Every year there is an offer of serveral courses aimed at PhD students at the deparment. Below we list courses that have been and will be given in the future. When you join the department you will be informed what applies to you.

The courses listed under "Introductory courses for PhD students at the Chemistry section" are mandatory for all PhD students at MMK. 

The other listed courses are examples what may be on offer when you join for your PhD.


The Chemistry Section gives a series of introductory courses for the sections own PhD students every year. The courses are also open to post docs, subject to availability. The courses are mandatory for all PhD students at MMK.

Introductory courses for PhD students at the Chemistry section

The course covers fundamental theoretical and practical aspects of AFM and scanning probe microscopic based methods and technics. The course introduces a broad range of applications of the technics in nanoscience and nanotechnology. 

The exercise and hands-on practical sessions include both data acquisition and analysis. 

This course is given every year.

The course will cover in-depth theoretical and practical aspects of transmission electron microscopy and is intended for students with some prior experience in electron microscopy.

The course includes advanced techniques such as scanning TEM imaging, spectroscopy, 4D-STEM and electron tomography. It involves significant hands-on practical sessions including both data acquisition and data analysis.

Many doctoral students feel that a duality characterizes their Ph.D. studies; on the one hand, anincredible amount of freedom and time to work with the subject one is passionately interested in; on the other hand, that freedom leads to too loose frameworks. The Ph.D. course aims to provide solid techniques and new strategies to finish on time and feel good along the way. 

The course provides an introduction to analytical electron microscopy (AEM) as applied to materials chemistry studies, in particular nanomaterials.

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